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Will the Memory I'm buying work with my Motherboard properly?

Hello I'm building and AMD Phenom II x4 965 Gaming rig and I wanted to double check to see if my Ram is compatible with my Motherboard.


Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - ASRock 970 EXTREME3

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 - G.SKILL Ripjaws 8gb of DDR3 1600Mhz

Also i was eying the 1866Mhz of the ram but I dont know if it will work. I looked at the manual of the Motherboard online but it just confuses so I'd thought asking people who actually know more than I do.

Thanks again!
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    This memory will work properly in 970 Extrme3 board. It can support upto DDR3 2100mhz by overclocking.
  2. Okedoke, Thanks I was just confused as I saw that 1600Mhz was under (OC)
  3. Okay so does the AMD Phenom II x4 965 Support the 1600Mhz Memory correct?
  4. Phenom II x4 965 is a AM3 socket and it support DDR3 1333mhz as it is integrated in cpu.
  5. I know that but will the 1600mhz ram work properly and stay clocked at 1600mhz when using it? or should i just get 1333Mhz ram?
  6. Ok I'm guessing I should go with the 1333Mhz speed on the memory...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231440

    Is this good?
  7. Corpsy said:
    Ok I'm guessing I should go with the 1333Mhz speed on the memory...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231440

    Is this good?


    Yes this memory is good. You can get it. And about 1600mhz, it maybe work by underclocking to 1333mhz if your mobo support underclock. So its better to get 1333mhz memory module.
  8. mubin said:
    Yes this memory is good. You can get it. And about 1600mhz, it maybe work by underclocking to 1333mhz if your mobo support underclock. So its better to get 1333mhz memory module.


    Thanks for replying, I went ahead and got the 1600Mhz ram anyways. If any issues arrive i can always underclock but from what i've heard from other people and friends is the 1600Mhz ram will work 100% fine.
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